Brookings Executive Education

Program Series Politics 2013

Politics 2013

The election of 2012 will be one of the most significant in American history. The direction of the nation could well be decided, whether more liberal with a greater role for the federal government, or more conservative with a shrunken federal government. This one-day seminar will examine the likely key policy directions of the new administration and the new Congress.

Will divided government lead to further gridlock? Or can the White House and the House of Representatives and Senate, whether of opposing parties or not, come together to tackle domestic economic policy, tax reform, the regulatory oversight of the financial sector, the budget deficit, warfare in Afghanistan, and more?  Administration officials, congressional leaders, journalists, and scholars will share their insights.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News; Correspondent at Large, National Journal
  • Alice Rivlin, Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-Simpson);  Co-Chair, Debt Reduction Task Force (Domenici-Rivlin); former Director, OMB, and Founding Director, Congressional Budget Office; Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Metropolitan Program, Brookings Institution
  • Pete Domenici, Senior Fellow and Co-Chair, Debt Reduction Task Force, Bipartisan Policy Committee; Former U.S. Senator (R-NM)
  • Jen Psaki, Former Deputy Assistant to the President; Deputy Director of Communications, the White House; Former Press Secretary Obama for America; Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Global Strategy Group

This Politics 2013 seminar can be a stand-alone course, but it will also serve as day one of the week-long, well received seminar “Inside Congress: Understanding Congressional Operations.”  Participants in the February 4-8, 2013 session of Inside Congress will automatically be registered, at no extra cost, for Politics 2013.